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Ross Reviews Challen 132

Challen Piano Keyboard

Challen (Upright) Model 132

Price: RM 26,000 (inclusive of GST)

Challen 132 Two
The Challen Model 132

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Product Review and Summary

Brief History

Including:

2004 Introduced the completely new and advance models, exclusively designed by the famous German designer, Mr. D. H. Dotzek. These models were 112, 116, 118, 121, 123, 126 and 132 cm in height.
2005 Introduced the advance v-process system for the production of piano iron frames.
2009 Granted WQC ( World Quality Commitment) INTERNATIONAL STAR AWARD
China (Fujian) Foreign Trade Centre (Holdings) Shanghai Branch proudly present the official launching of Challen

Strunz Soundboard
Strunz Solid Tone Wood Soundboard Made In Germany

Overview

  • Product Name: Challen 132
  • Performance Rating: Excellent Tone, Touch and Response, German Technology for both the Soundboard and Hammerheads
  • Value Rating:  Excellent Buy
  • Most Suitable For: Intermediate and High Grade Pianists/Serious Pianists into Live Performances and All Exam levels (eg; A.B.R.S.M and Trinity College,London,UK)
  • Review Date: 26th July 2016
Able HammerHeads
Abel Hammer Company produces quality hammerheads and shanks in Frankenhardt, Germany

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Specification Details:

  • Weight:  269 kg
  • Height: 132 cm
  • Width: 154 cm
  • Depth: 65 cm
  • Keys: 88
  • Octaves: The vast majority of major pianos cover a range that spans from A0 to C8; this is equivalent to seven octaves plus a minor third
  • Soundboard Frame: 5
  • Pedals: 3
  • Soundboard: Strunz – made in Germany (Solid Tone Wood)
  • Keyboard: Ebony Black Keys and Acrylic White Keys
  • Slow Fall: Yes
  • Tuning Pins: Nickel Plated
  • Strings: Agraffes/Roslau (Germany)
  • Piano Action: Renner-Type Action) – Full size direct blow German-designed mechanism
  • Hammerhead: Abel Hammer made in Germany
Hammerheads of Challen Model 132 Black
Abel – German Technology – Hammerheads of the Challen 132
  • Overstrung

Cross-stringing (sometimes called overstringing) is a method of arranging piano strings inside the case of a piano so that the strings are placed in a vertically overlapping slanted arrangement, with two heights of bridges on the soundboard instead of just one.

  • Underdamped

Modern upright pianos are underdamped which means that the dampers are located beneath the hammers where they are much more effective than overdampers.

  • Finishing: (Colour) Ebony Black
Challen Model 132
Sideview shot of the Challen 132

 

 Accessories (F.O.C.)
  • Factory Warranty: 6 years
  • Stool: Adjustable Stool
  • Key Cover: 1 piece
  • Castor Cup: 1 set
  • Piano Cloth: 1 piece
  • Heater: 1 piece

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Two Videos on my Analysis of the New Challen Upright Piano Model 132; Sound, Tone, Touch, Response, Soundboard Quality and Overall Feel – A Professional Analysis. A personal guide to the Challen Model 132.

Video 1: Analysis of the New Challen Upright Model 132

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Video 2: A Piano Piece I have selected to perform to demonstrate the qualities of the Challen Upright 132

Pros

  • Beautiful Resonant tone
  • Relatively Light Touch and excellent Key Response
  • STRUNZ – Solid Tone Wood – German Soundboard makers
  • ABEL HAMMER – (Hammerheads) Quality German Technology
  • Overstrung
  • Underdampered
  • Superb craftsmanship
  • Excellent tuning stability
  • Variety of finishes and colours
  • Excellent value

Cons

Advanced, Professional and Aspiring Concert  pianists may want to go with the Challen Grand providing that you have the space to fit it in your household.

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Ross Reviews Challen 132 Performance Screenshot Proper SizePlease take note: If you decide to contact me, I can assure you all an affordable price below what is stated at the top of this article.

A great deal is in store for you!.

If you require me to provide further details on this particular product please feel free to either PM (private message) me on facebook on my Page 

You can also Call/Email me at 011 1561 1500 (mobile) and changshaross219698@gmail.com (email) – and maybe I could further demonstrate personally for you the New Challen Upright Model 121 and guide you to the dealer’s showroom to view the piano (s) reviewed.

If you require further information drop by my Facebook  Online Shop Page –

“The Piano 88 Store” where you may contact or private message me.

Also my Musicians/Band Facebook Page.

Dealer’s Website

Hope to hear from you soon!

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